What happens if a folding prop sheds a blade By Pat Ockenden
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This happened last Saturday about 200ft up, after opening the throttle on my electric ASW 28 to regain height, I suddenly saw something hanging down from the glider, managed to glide down and land ok. Found that one of the folding prop blades had sheared off causing severe vibration, this broke the front half of the Elepor nose so that the whole nose was hanging on the motor cables/speed controller and battery Deans connector which fortunately held and gave power to still fly and land without further damage. Amazingly it was still flyable even with the pendulum effect of all that hanging down. The nose has now been glued back on, new prop fitted and awaiting a test flight. Suggest these are put in the Feature Articles page with the text above.
What happens if a folding prop sheds a blade By Pat Ockenden
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This happened last Saturday about 200ft up, after opening the throttle on my electric ASW 28 to regain height, I suddenly saw something hanging down from the glider, managed to glide down and land ok. Found that one of the folding prop blades had sheared off causing severe vibration, this broke the front half of the Elepor nose so that the whole nose was hanging on the motor cables/speed controller and battery Deans connector which fortunately held and gave power to still fly and land without further damage. Amazingly it was still flyable even with the pendulum effect of all that hanging down. The nose has now been glued back on, new prop fitted and awaiting a test flight. Suggest these are put in the Feature Articles page with the text above.
CONCORD MFC         CONCORD MODEL FLYING CLUB
CONCORD MFC         CONCORD MODEL FLYING CLUB